1. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    How To Fix Empty&Useles Tile From Windows 10 Start Menu


    As you can understand from the title: I have a problem which is about the Windows 10 Start Menu.
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    After last Windows 10 Update (It updated 07.11.16), when I was adjusting the start menu, I removed Google Chrome shortcut and I added my custom Google Chrome. Some time later an empty shortcut tile appeared. I just clicked to remove the tile and nothing happens. If I click the tile nothing happens again.
    But it isn't the real Google Chrome because I uninstalled the chrome, checked it and it's still there. I have tried many things: reload explorer.exe, rebuild icon cache by cmd, rebuild by power shells specific codes, hold and drag to trash bin... and more. I have tried whatever I found on the web. But nothing worked. I think there is a bug or something like that. Please help me.
    Last edited by burakyak; 4 Weeks Ago at 10:48. Reason: More Information
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  2. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,433
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Have you tried going to C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and deleting the shortcut?

    All apps in Start menu - Add or Remove Items in Windows 10
    Last edited by Brink; 4 Weeks Ago at 09:50. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 830
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       4 Weeks Ago #3

    @burakyak, if you have Nvidia you should check which driver version you're using.

    Nvidia Rushes Out New Driver Version to Address Win10 Start Menu Issue
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  4. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #4

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Have you tried going to C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and deleting the shortcut?
    I have tried going to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and looking for the shortcut. But there was no unexpected shortcut. Finally, I went to C:\Users\Burak Yak\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and find an empty Chrome folder. I deleted the folder and now it's gone.

    Thank you so much for your help Cliff.
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  5. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,433
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       4 Weeks Ago #5

    burakyak said: View Post
    I have tried going to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and looking for the shortcut. But there was no unexpected shortcut. Finally, I went to C:\Users\Burak Yak\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and find an empty Chrome folder. I deleted the folder and now it's gone.

    Thank you so much for your help Cliff.
    You're very welcome I'm glad it was only that.
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